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Personal Statement

I became Emeritus Professor of Economics in June 2015, and was appointed as (part-time) Director of the Fraser of Allander Institute from September 2015. In the 30 months to end May 2015 I had been the Director of the International Public Policy Institute, and prior to that had served several terms as Head of Department of Economics, Director and Research Director of the Fraser of Allander Institute (FAI).  My current research interests include the impact of fiscal autonomy on the Scottish and UK economies, and modelling energy-economy-environment interdependence, including the economic and environmental impact of renewables technologies at the regional and national levels.

Research Interests

I currently have a policy-relevant research portfolio that includes grants from: the ESRC’s  ‘Future of Scotland and the UK pre- and post- referendum’ initiative; two energy-related EPSRC grants: Supergen  Wind Energy Hub and Energy Efficiency; the Scottish Government through ClimateXChange, a Centre of Expertise in Climate Change, and the Office of the Chief Economic Advisor (OCEA), which has adopted one of FAI’s economic models for policy analysis.  I have published widely in books and professional journals, including, most recently: Environment and Planning A, Journal of Regional Science,Energy and Environmental Science, Economic Modelling, Energy Policy, Marine Policy, Regional Studies and Higher Education Studies. I have held visiting academic posts in Germany, Japan, Sweden and the US and had consultancy experience in the Middle and Far East.  

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Projects 2004 2019

Research Output 1980 2019

Open Access
Export strategy

A Scandinavian "high-tax, high-spend" model for regions? The impact of enhanced fiscal autonomy

Emonts-Holley, T., Greig, A., Lecca, P., Lisenkova, K., McGregor, P. & Swales, J. K., 14 Dec 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Spatial Economic Analysis. 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

public spending
difference in income
income tax

Activities 2014 2019

  • 2 Participation in conference
  • 2 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
  • 1 Types of Business and Community - To be assigned
  • 1 Types of Public engagement and outreach - To be assigned

UKERC workshop on the impact of non-energy policies on the energy system

Grant Allan (Participant), Peter McGregor (Participant), Andrew Ross (Participant), Graeme Roy (Participant)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Meeting with Andrew Mortimer, Jennifer McVey and Jose Viada Galvez to discuss about Scottish TIMES developments.

Andrew Mortimer (Visitor), Jennifer McVey (Visitor), Jose Viada Galvez (Visitor), Christian Calvillo Munoz (Host), Graeme Hawker (Host), Gioele Figus (Host), Peter McGregor (Host)
18 May 2017

Activity: Other activity typesTypes of Public engagement and outreach - To be assigned


Enhancing the Scottish Government’s policy evaluation capacity

Peter McGregor (Participant), John Swales (Participant), Grant Allan (Participant), Patrizio Lecca (Participant), Karen Turner (Participant)

Impact: Impact - for External PortalPolicy and legislation, Economic and commerce